Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to highlight upcoming books that we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. I’m going for the pretty cover this week, folks! I’m totally in love with this one:
In an alternate 1906, the United States and Japan have forged a powerful confederation—the Unified Pacific—in an attempt to dominate the world. Their first target is a vulnerable China. In San Francisco, headstrong Ingrid Carmichael is assisting a group of powerful geomancer Wardens who have no idea of the depth of her power—or that she is the only woman to possess such skills.
When assassins kill the Wardens, Ingrid and her mentor are protected by her incredible magic. But the pair is far from safe. Without its full force of guardian geomancers, the city is on the brink of a cataclysmic earthquake that will expose Earth’s powers to masterminds determined to control the energy for their own dark ends. The danger escalates when Chinese refugees, preparing to fight the encroaching American and Japanese, fracture the uneasy alliance between the Pacific allies, transforming the city into a veritable powder keg. And the slightest tremor will set it off. . . .
Forced on the run, Ingrid makes some shocking discoveries about herself. Her powerful magic has grown even more fearsome . . . and she may be the fulcrum on which the balance of world power rests.
Breath of Earth by Beth Cato. Releases in August from Harper Voyager. I’ve been meaning to read Cato’s Clockwork Dagger books (really I have!) and I know lots of readers who love them. This is billed as a stand-alone novel, to which I say “Yay!” Plus, this book sounds like it has all kinds of diversity in it, and the cover is making me salivate:-D She’s wearing a kimono-inspired outfit, right? I can’t wait to grab this book!
Let me know what you’re waiting on!